Lubbock Council confirms Fire Chief Fogerson

Lubbock Council confirms Fire Chief Fogerson

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The City of Lubbock has a new fire chief. Council members unanimously confirmed Shaun Fogerson Tuesday evening.

Chief Lance Phelps is retiring after 32 years. His last day with the force will be May 26.

Fogerson has been with the department since 1992. He has served as deputy chief of operations for more than three years.

Chief Fogerson says this appointment is the confirmation of a life-long dream.

He graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech, has an advanced firefighter certification and is a Marine veteran. Fogerson has several commendations from Lubbock Fire Rescue, including the Medal of Valor.

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